About

Tamika Rivera


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Tamika Rivera is a Brooklyn based artist and human rights activists who creates pieces that invokes the curiosity of modern day artifacts. Rivera explores her own heritage, and social complexities, which allows her work to transcend through space and time while threading the spirit of human consciousness. A multidisciplinary artist  with a mission to explore  a language something between new DNA and possible portals to parallel universe. Rivera is currently working on a book of photos & sculpture , multiple large fiber sculptures and a solo exhibition at Fort Makers Gallery in NYC in 2020. Curating exhibitions , Events, a collaboration with Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial dance and large scale fiber outdoor and indoor installations in  NYC summer 2020 .   


Rivera’s work has been published in multiple publications such as  LA Times, Pulp Lab, and Ravelin Magazine

and featured at ; Whitney Houston Biennial , Private view Gallery NY, Cooper Hewitt Museum Design Store, Wanted Design, Arts Restore LA: Hammer Museum, Makers Market at Sculpture Park NY, and the Architectural Digest Show. Rivera  has worked on multiple social, art and design collaborations such as Gahaya Links dedicated to help women’s economic empowerment in Rwanda. 

 

In the wake of the current political climate ,Rivera was compelled to launch HERE PROJECTS a social justice art project that  has been in the works for years .  Here projects is Representing radical voices through a platform that supports artists for change, this collaborative effort invites you to explore what's here and now what.  A female forward, Everyone is invited to the table,A  community , a co-op of creators supporting each others work and growth .   A colorful collective, to support ,discuss, create work for the silent ones,  the unheard voices  striving for social justice for all.  


Tamika Rivera,  is one of the founding members of "Next Level" , An ephemeral design gallery during NYCxDesign hosted by Asher Israelow Studio, Eskayel, Hart, Here Projects  and Patrick Weder Design 

Rivera  will be curating installations and programing for Next Level's  second year, May, 2019  in NYC.



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​Tamika Rivera

Brooklyn  NY


Artist statement :

I am a multidisciplinary artist and human rights activists with a mission to create pieces that invoke the curiosity of modern day artifacts, exploring the human connection by threading a language something between new DNA and possible portals to a parallel universe. Allowing my own heritage, Life experience and social complexities ground my practice, letting the work speak for the invisible voices and places less traveled. I am currently working on a book of photos & sculpture , multiple large fiber sculptures and a solo exhibition at Fort Makers Gallery in NYC in 2020.

Education

Boricua college ,Brooklyn NY

SUNY Empire State College  NY, NY


Artist collective/galleries
2018-present  Fort Makers /Artist

2018-present  here Projects /founder
2018 -present Next Level /hereprojects/ curator /co-founder  member

Selected Solo and collaboration Exhibitions

2020 Solo Installation , Fort Makers , NYC
2019 HAVEN : “Spaces of Refuge and Significance” 
collaboration W/ Ninette Paloma & SB Centre for Arial Dance ,
SBCAST Santa Barbra, California USA
2019 HAVEN: “By thread or page” Solo show
SBCAST Santa Barbra, California USA



Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Fall installation   Fort Makers ,NYC
2019 The Dinner Guest ,Fortmakers ,NYC
2019 The Blue room , Fortmakers, NYC

2019 Every Women Biennial ,La Galleria | La MaMa NYC , USA

2019 Next Level , di.ver. city , Next level gallery, NYC, USA 
2018 Without Qualities, Private view Gallery, Fort makers and ADDIS Fine art, Soho NYC, USA
2018 here projects, Next Level Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2017 Pandemonium, 43-01 Gallery, Long Island City, NY, USA
2017 Whitney Houston biennial: The greatest Love of all, Soho, NY, USA
2014 Wanted design exhibition Brooklyn NY  

2014 Patrick Weder Booth sculpture at Architectural Digest show NYC
2013 Artist restore LA, Ermie/ LA, and USA
https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2013/11/arts-restore-la-westwood/

Magazines and Periodicals

Next Level approach the showroom here projects Ravelin Magazine June 

2018 The best of NYC design-beyond fairs may 29th
2018 MUST-SEE: NEXT LEVEL BRINGS TOGETHER PARTNERS IN WORK (AND LIFE) editor at large,

2018 “The Best Installations, Collaborations, Pop-Ups, and More During NYCxDesign”

2016 Mill magazine o2 Tamika Rivera (artist ) NYC/Japan
2014 Wanted Design 
2013 anafternoonwith.com
2012 pulp lab.com March 26th
2012 LA  “Bangles”, wearable sculpture 2012 December

Residencies

2019 Vermont studio Center /USA/December 
2019 SBCAST Santa Barbara/USA
2017 DOC Art Net /Puicheric / France
2016 Arquetopia Artist Residency Mexico /3 weeks Arquetopia Oaxaca

Calle Morelos 105 Cok.Santa Cruz San Pablo Etla, OAX 68258 Mexico
2014-2015 You deserve to live here Venice beach art in residence /collaboration /

Venice Beach private residency 2014-2015 LA, USA


Awards

Vermont studio Center Merit  Grant